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Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Cradle Swing

September 12th, 2008 by wisemama

The Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Cradle Swing was definitely a must have item in my home for the first 6 months of my boys’ lives. It served as a second pair of hands, keeping the little one happy while mama got a chance to get stuff done around the house. At times it was even a great way to get the boys to sleep when they were being a bit fussy.

The Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Cradle Swing is a swing which can be set to rock forward and backward or side-to-side. Each of my sons had their preference – the oldest enjoyed the back and forth motion, while my youngest preferred the side-to-side swinging. You can choose from six different rocking speeds, eight songs and three ocean sounds. The two-position seat on this swing reclines, so your little one can be either laying back or be seated upright. This swing features an aquarium water globe with changing lights, music, tranquil aquarium sounds and swimming characters. A mobile spins around the globe with four plush aquatic creatures and it has a removable toy tray with a bead bar to keep baby entertained. The age range for this swing is newborn to 2 years or up to 25 pounds. It is a very sturdy swing as it has a large base of support but it’s also pretty easy to move around the house from room to room since its frame legs fold for storage and easy maneuverability.

Fisher-Price also makes two other great cradle swings – the Papasan Cradle Swing and the Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing.

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Baby Einstein Discovering Water Play Gym

March 12th, 2008 by wisemama

The Baby Einstein Discovering Water Play Gym was yet another product that I had in my “keep them entertained” arsenal, before my boys were mobile. Baby Einstein Play GymThis cute play gym with it’s colorful characters and classical music certainly entertained my babies, allowing me to get some things done around the house. My boys would bat at the hanging toys and kick the soft gym, turning the music and lights on. Often I got a good 15-20 minutes of playtime, which is a lot for a very young infant. My oldest son was also fascinated with the starfish mirror and his reflection. Once my children started rolling onto their tummies, we used it as a tummy time mat, again because of the vibrant colors and different textures of fabric on the mat. Overall, I was very happy to have had the Baby Einstein Discovering Water Play Gym for the first 6 months of both of my children’s childhood.

The Baby Einstein Discovering Water Play Gym features a motion activated musical aquarium with swimming ocean animals, six classical melodies and dancing lights. Part of the gym are a starfish mirror and a water-filled pat mat with swimming fish. It includes plush and plastic accessory toys that hang from the gym encouraging gross motor skill development. Also included is a colorful prop up pillow to keep baby comfy and entertained, especially during tummy time. The Baby Einstein Discovering Water Play Gym is recommended for ages Newborn and up. I found it most useful until about 6 months of age.

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Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Bouncer

February 12th, 2008 by wisemama

Fisher Price Ocean Wonders BouncerI loved my Ocean Wonders Aquarium Bouncer when my boys were little. My boys seemed to do so well whenever I put them in this bouncer. They were quiet and calm, and it allowed me to get a lot of things done around the house. I took this bouncer to every room with me and would put my baby boys in it, and get a good half hour of peace and entertainment. Often times, the soothing vibrations and music would even get them to sleep for a nice long nap. I ended up using it for about 6 months with each, because that was around the time they started to pull up to a sitting position.

Fisher Price Ocean Wonders BounceThe Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Bouncer is a great chair that keeps babies entertained with lights, sounds, and music. It features four selections of music & sounds: lullabies, ocean waves, summer rain and babbling brook. The removable toy bar has fish that spin around as lights and bubbles dance around them, as well as a seahorse teether and fish spinner hanging from the toy bar that the baby can bat at while in the bouncer. Whenever the baby moves or kicks their feet, the soft padded seat gently bounces adding to the baby’s enjoyment. The Aquarium Bouncer also has harness straps to secure the baby in the bouncer and keep them safe. The seat and harness are all machine washable and dryer safe, which makes for really easy clean up. But by far my favorite part of this bouncer had to be the vibration mode which is similar to that of a car ride. It always seemed to calm my kids down whenever I put on the vibration mode, in addition to the music and the lights. Overall, a great product for keeping your kids happy, occupied, and entertained during that time before they are able to sit up on their own.

For more information about this bouncer, please visit Fisher-Price’s Website.

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EvenFlo Exersaucer

December 27th, 2007 by mamawise

ExersaucerThe Evenflo Exersaucer is a fun and colorful activity learning center for babies. It may seem like your little one will only use this item for a few months, but oh what a glorious few months those can be! My son loves his Exersaucer. It keeps him happily occupied for long stretches at a time, which allow mommy to get things done around the house, such as loading the dishwasher without him trying to load himself into it! He loves that he can bounce up and down and play with toys, all while spinning around 360 degrees. Even when he is not sitting in the Exersaucer, he’s cruising over to it and holding onto it standing up, trying to play with all of the toys. Also, it’s quite portable, so I can bring it into whatever room I need and he’s right there in view.

The Evenflo Exersaucer has seven toys arranged in a 360 degree fashion around the child as he sits in the center. The seat is removable and washable. The Exersaucer can be adjusted to 3 different heights so that it can grow with your child. There are also 3 flip-down feet which stabilize the unit if you do not want your little one bouncing around too much. The manufacturer recommended age of use is at least 4 months. From my own experience, I believe it is best if your child has great head control and pretty good trunk control as well, which was a little older than the recommended 4+ months.

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Fisher Price Deluxe Jumperoo

November 27th, 2007 by mamawise

I have very active kids, who are constantly in motion and absolutely love jumping! I noticed that every time I would hold my son under his arms, all he wanted to do was kick his legs and jump up and down. Fisher Price Deluxe JumperooI got the Fisher Price Jumperoo when my oldest son was young, and not quite able to walk yet, with the hopes that it would help him burn off any extra energy and satisfy that urge to kick their legs. I never knew how much both of my kids would end up love it! My youngest is currently using the Jumperoo and can occupy himself with jumping for a good 15 minutes. It is nice because it can free up your hands to get things done while your little one happily jumps next to you. And that’s one of the perks, that you don’t have to be limited to a doorway (which I never thought of as too safe) and can basically place this thing anywhere that you are. The Jumperoo easily folds and has handles which help you take it from room to room. But best of all is the smile on my sons face while he is flying through the air is just priceless!

The Fisher Price Deluxe Jumperoo is made of a very stable and sturdy steel base, and the springs are covered with soft cloth. There is a removable, toy tray in the front that has lights and music activated by the jumping motion. The Jumperoo also features 4 height adjustments so that it can grown with your child. The weight limit is 25 lbs and the height limit is 32″. For more information please visit the Fisher Price Website.

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